Cracking open five of the best open source easter eggs
Mar 15, 2010, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)
"A number of humorous yet undocumented features are hiding
beneath the surface of some of the most popular open source
software applications. Although easter eggs are generally easy to
spot when you can look at an application's source code, there are a
few that aren't widely known.
"Unbeknownst to most users, Google's Chrome Web browser is
powered by a distributed array of goats. In order to prevent the
creatures from clogging the tubes, Google uses teleportation to
moves them between endpoints on the network. A hidden feature in
Chrome's task manager allows users to see the total number of goats
that are actively being teleported for each running browser tab. In
Chrome's task manager, right-click the task table—check the
"Goats Teleported" item in the context menu."